Bill Hawkins - President & Owner, AMS Paving, Inc.
Bill Hawkins is the Founder and President of AMS Paving, Inc., a multimillion dollar company that is now one of the largest contractors in Southern California. Bill's entrepreneurial spirit was established early in his career when he founded the predecessor to AMS Paving, Asphalt Sealing Systems, in 1979 while still in college. He led that company through remarkable success and became one of the premier sealcoat contractors in the State. This led to the creation of Asphalt Maintenance Systems which evolved into AMS Paving in 1990.
Over the last 37 years, Bill has grown his companies from two employees to more than 140 and annual revenues in the tens of millions of dollars. AMS Paving's headquarters is located in Fontana, California with additional offices in Palm Desert and San Diego.
He attributes his success to hard work, positive attitude, focus, and most importantly honesty and integrity. He donates his time and expertise to various business and nonprofit boards including the Fontana Chamber of Commerce. Bill's interests include traveling, golf and his true passion...martial arts. He has been training and involved in karate for almost 40 years. He currently holds a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan and Shorin-ryu. He has fought, taught and trained hundreds of students, been a judge at numerous events, and serves on the board of a national black belt association.
Amy Loera - Co-Owner, Tio's Grille & Cantina
Amy and her husband are the owners of five Tio's Mexican restaurants located in Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, and Riverside. Tio's restaurants were established over 25 years ago and credits its success to the family tradition of excellence, hospitality, and hard work.
Daniel Reid - Vice President, American Business Bank
Daniel possesses thirty five years of comprehensive banking experience. At American Business Bank, Daniel consults some of the regions most successful and growing middle-market businesses in the industrial and logistics sectors.
Daniel has been on the board of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce for the past eight years and during this time has served in the capacity of President, Secretary and Treasurer. He is also proud to serve as a Board Member and Foundation Chair of the Rotary Club of Fontana and as a Board member and Treasurer of the Fontana Foundation of Hope.
Ray Wilkings- Vice President Operations, Auto Club Speedway
Ray has had an extensive career in motorsports and large-scale event venues. Working with his family, he managed food service contracts at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Huntington State Beach, the Earl Warren Showgrounds, and six NASCAR sanctioned racing facilities throughout California and Oregon. He has managed operations at several motorsports venues including the Saugus Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Irwindale Speedway, and the Atlanta Dragway. He is currently the Vice President of Operations at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Phil Cothran - Principal/Owner, State Farm
Phil Cothran is a life-long Fontana resident and successful business owner. His State Farm insurance agency is consistently ranked #1 in its division and is one of the most well-known and respected insurance agencies in the region. Beyond his business acumen, what defines Phil Cothran is his extensive philanthropy and community service. He is a Fontana Police Department reserve officer and for the past 31 years has actively served the City, especially during its largest public events. For more than 16 years he served on the City Planning Commission and held the Chairmanship during that tenure. He has also been actively serving on the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board the past 22 years. Other boards and commissions Phil Cothran has donated his time and expertise include: President of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Miss Fontana Organization; Chairman of the Auto Club Speedway Checkered Flag Club; Chairman of the Personal Insurance Federation PAC in Sacramento; West End Gun Club; Chaffey College Foundation; Chairman of the Inland Empire Business Alliance; President of the Fontana Historical Society; President of the Fontana Rotary Club; President of the Fontana YMCA; Laurel Pines Camp; and Hospitality Director for Water of Life Community Church.
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